This Car has went through 5 different alternators.
2 new alternator v-belts.
5 different batteries (from the super-dads to the cheapest kinds)
3 starters were replaced.
The main flat serpentine belt snapped.
Idler pulley bearings.
Many spark plugs and distributor caps.
1 water pump along with 1 v-belt.
Driver side front brake line replaced.
2 Front brake Hoses fell apart.
Both front brake calipers ceased up.
Both rear brake lines replaced.
2 Rear brake assemblies rebuilt (each side)
Many, many brake pads.
The parking brake cable rotted away.
My cooling system leaks half a cup of antifreeze a day.
It burns oil quickly.
It aways operates very hot.
A few mufflers and associated piping.
The "cigar" lighter doesn't work, but no fuses are bad.
Manual window mechanism freezes perpetually.
Factory plastic coating on head lights started to turn opaque.
1 Outer constant velocity bearing replaced.
Driver's side drive axle was replaced.
1 cast steering knuckle complete with shock attached.
1 tie rod.
The torque converter makes loud noises & knocks, when decelerating.
1980's flawed sheet metal, rusty spots on the middle of the roof & hood.
Finally, it never started in anything lower than -15C (about 5F) or when its really humid.
I bought this car off of an old lady in an elderly home, it sat for about 9 years in the elements. When I got it, I flushed out most fluids and replaced them. The paint was also cracking very finely from the sun.
The interior was great, the old lady used a cardboard windshield insert.
There are thousands of these cars in junkyards, because of this the parts are cheap and abundant.
It's a nice little engine block, but its just everything attached to it that's bringing it down.